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Labor Day Road Safety

Missouri State Highway Patrol will have extra troopers out for the Labor Day holiday. Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort) has been in affect over the weekend for highway patrol. It is a national traffic enforcement program aimed at making holiday weekends safer.

Sergeant Eric Brown says they look for drivers and boaters under the influence of drugs and alcohol. He also warns drivers to be well-rested if you are traveling somewhere.

"They’re often very tired after having a long weekend and enjoying whatever activity they were doing," said Brown. "We see the same things from a driver who’s tired that we see from an impaired driver, the same type of track violations occur and falling asleep while your driving is very very dangerous."

Highway patrol also advises drivers to focus on the road and not be distracted by adjusting the radio, cell phones or other passengers in the car. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says if you see any dangerous activity call 911.


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